Douglas Tinklepaugh

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CANASTOTA . . . Douglas E. Tinklepaugh, 83, of 7049 Scenic Avenue, Canastota, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Oneida Healthcare, following complications of diabetes. He was born on May 18, 1938, in Charlotteville, NY, the son of the late Harold and Essie (Nichols) Tinklepaugh. Doug spent his early years in Charlotteville, graduating from Richmondville High School in 1956. In 1959, he graduated from Mohawk Valley Technical Institute in Utica, with a degree in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate. He later lived in Chadwicks, and has lived in Canastota since 1983. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Doug worked for Agway in New Hartford and Syracuse for 25 years, retiring in 1995. He had previously worked for Utica Mutual Insurance Company in New Hartford for 8 years. He was 40-year member of the Empire Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, and was a lifetime member of the American Motorcycle Association. Doug enjoyed riding and restoring antique motorcycles, and spending time with his family. He married Kathleen M. Visalli on September 25, 1965, in Utica. Surviving besides his wife, Kathleen, are: two sons, Mark and Audrey Tinklepaugh of Central Square, and David Tinklepaugh and Thom Slater of Cicero; three grandchildren, Rachel and Cody Calkins, Aaron Tinklepaugh, and Nathan Tinklepaugh; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. Doug was predeceased by one brother, Donald Tinklepaugh. At Doug's request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements are under the supervision of the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota, NY. In his memory, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or at www.diabetes.org
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